1796 in History – What happened in year 1796


In history, year 1796 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1796.

Know what happened in 1796:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 AugustFrench Revolutionary Wars-The French Army of Italy underNapoleon crushed an Austrian brigade in the Battle of Lonato.
17 November French Revolutionary Wars-French forces defeated the Austriansat the Battle of the Bridge of Arcole in a manoeuvre to cut the latter'sline of retreat.
08 SeptemberFrench Revolutionary Wars-The French defeated Austrian forcesin Bassano, Venetia, present-day Italy.
14 MayEnglish physician Edward Jenner began testing cowpox as avaccine for protection against smallpox.
04 AugustFrench Revolutionary Wars-The French Army of Italy underNapoleon crushed an Austrian brigade in the Battle of Lonato.
04 AprilFrench naturalist Georges Cuvier delivered a lecture at theNational Museum of Natural History on living and fossil remains ofelephants and related species, founding the science of paleontology.
14 MayEnglish physician Edward Jenner began testing cowpox as avaccine against smallpox.
07 SeptemberFrench Revolutionary Wars-The French defeated Austrian forcesin Bassano, Venetia, present-day Italy.
04 AprilFrench naturalist Georges Cuvier delivered a lecture at the National Museum of Natural History on living and fossil remains of elephants and related species, founding the science of paleontology.
14 MayEnglish physician Edward Jenner began testing cowpox as a vaccine against smallpox.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1796:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich / Poet / Switzerland
06 February John Stevens Henslow / Botanist / United Kingdom
09 OctoberJoseph Bonomi the Younger / Sculptor / Britain
12 AprilGeorge N. Briggs / Politician / United States of America
14 JuneNikolai Brashman / Academic / Russia
15 JulyThomas Bulfinch / Mythologist / United States of America
16 JulyJean-Baptiste-Camille Corot / Painter / France
17 February Philipp Franz von Siebold / Physician / Germany
19 SeptemberHartley Coleridge / Poet / United Kingdom
20 JuneLuigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso / Cardinal / Italy
22 January Karl Ernst Claus / Chemist / Russia
22 February Adolphe Quetelet / Mathematician / Belgium
22 February Alexis Bachelot / Priest / France
23 JulyFranz Berwald / Surgeon / Sweden
24 March John Corry Wilson Daly / Politician / Canada
24 SeptemberAntoine-Louis Barye / Educator / France
25 January William MacGillivray / Biologist / Scotland
28 JulyIgnaz Bösendorfer / Business Man / Austria
29 DecemberJohann Christian Poggendorff / Journalist / Germany
31 JulyJean-Gaspard Deburau / Actor / France

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